AV3s versus 281s?

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  1. SteveF

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    Has anyone compared these two speaker kits side by side? I'm interested in towers for music and HT. I am probably leaning towards sealed configurations as I will have a fairly low Q sealed subwoofer to round out the bass.

    Are there any other kits in the 300-450$USD (parts excluding cabinet materials) range that you would suggest (i.e. GR's Paradox 3's)? I'm not averse to bookshelf speakers although that would add more effort for construction of stands.
     
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    I have compared them side by side and the 281's win hands down which they should considering the price difference. Dont let that statement lead you to believe the Adire AV3's arent a good speaker though! For $18ea plus the price of a sub I know of no other full range speaker that can compete with it.
    Pics here including one on top of one of my vented Kit281's
    Kyle Richardson
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    Kyle,
    I think Steve is referring to GR Research's AV3 towers vs. the Kit281's.
    Brian
     
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    Dumb me, I just realized that :b
     
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    Ya, those flying router bits can leave a mark![​IMG]
    Good luck finding your answer Steve, sorry I couldnt help.
    Kyle
     
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    The only guy I know of that has the GR AV3(besides Danny of course) is on the Audioasylum somewhere. Don't know his name but you can do a search for AV3 in the speaker asylum room.
    Actually, heres a link:
    http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/speakers/bbs.html
    Search for AV3 or A/V3.
     
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    Brian > Ahhhhhh... the old spinning blades of death routine. Remember, power tools are not industrial strength fingernail trimmers. But, it is amazing how well a 6" belt sander works...
    And this guy from the FBI wanted to know why my finger prints are blank.... [​IMG]
     
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    Kerry,

    A nice big 1/2" shank, 45 degree chamfer bit no less! I just thank God it flew AWAY from me!

    Reminds me of the time my dad was warning me about my first table saw. As he was explaining that you had to be careful because the scrap material could kick back on you a small block of wood hits him in the belly...
     
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    Steve, the volume of sales for DIY kits is so miniscule in comparison to the available finished speakers, it would not be in the best interest of magazines to review DIY kits (plus the almighty advertising $$$ rears its head in the publication world). Even if a website were to review the kits, would you believe their findings? Skepticism would rule the day until a reliable track record was developed for such review sites.
     
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    Actually, the Adire 281 was reviewed last month in AudioExpress (formerly Speaker Builder). The review can be seen on the Adire website I believe. It was quite positive. There was even a measurement segment by the grandaddy of speaker desigh Joe Di!

    Mike
     
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    If you find anything please let me know, because I am also considering both pairs...
     

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